Elizabeth Nungaray Arrested in DUI Crash
Elizabeth Nungaray, 43, was arrested following a fatal DUI crash that happened on Main Street and Orange Avenue in Porterville.
Authorities have determined that Nungaray was under the influence of alcohol when the car accident took place.
The crash began when Nungaray was traveling southbound on Main Street, approaching Orange Avenue. The CHP group said she ran a red light at the intersection.
Her car ultimately struck a two vehicles and a traffic light pole. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced an 11-year-old girl dead. The girl’s 8-year-old sister was taken to a hospital where she ultimately died.
Two other children in a third vehicle, a 4-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, suffered major injuries as a result. They were both taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Nungaray was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
She was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The Porterville DUI crash is still being investigated.